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  India   Politics  01 May 2020  Maharashtra: EC to hold elections for 9 vacant legislative council seats on May 21

Maharashtra: EC to hold elections for 9 vacant legislative council seats on May 21

PTI
Published : May 1, 2020, 4:14 pm IST
Updated : May 1, 2020, 4:14 pm IST

Sources in the poll panel said a decision was taken on Friday to hold the polls before May 27.

File image of the ECI.
 File image of the ECI.

New Delhi: The Election Commission is likely to hold polls to the nine Maharashtra Legislative Council seats on May 21, sources said on Friday.The polls were deferred due to the spread of coronavirus.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who was sworn in on November 28 last year, has time till May 27 to get elected to the state legislature, failing which he will have to step down.

Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari had requested the Election Commission on Thursday to declare polls for nine vacant seats to the state Legislative Council.

Sources in the poll panel said a decision was taken on Friday to hold the polls before May 27.

"They would be held on May 21," a functionary said, adding that details are bring worked out.

The sources pointed out that the state chief secretary has assured the Commission that all guidelines issued by the Centre to prevent the spread of coronavirus would be followed during elections.

Tags: chief minister of maharashtra, uddhav thackeray, election commission (ec)